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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Tiverton Museum Tiverton Museum external The 'Tivvy Bumper'

Address & Contact

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life,
Beck's Square,
Tiverton,
Devon EX16 6PJ

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01884 256295

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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is a much loved, award winning museum showcasing the history of Tiverton and the surrounding area. The galleries show everything from lace making to laundry, bicycles to brewing and carts to costume. One of the most popular objects is the 'Tivvy Bumper' GWR steam locomotive which worked on the local Exe Valley line that disappeared in the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. Visitors of all ages can enjoy standing on the footplate and hearing the sounds of the engine at full steam. All of this and much more reveals what makes Mid Devon so special.
The museum also runs a lively temporary exhibition and events programme, check our website www.tivertonmuseum.org.uk for up to date details.

Perfect for families!

The museum is proud to be family friendly: there are activities around the museum for families, and explorer backpacks are available to help our younger visitors to investigate the galleries. All members of the family will enjoy their visit - whether it's exploring something new or reminiscing over something from the past. The busy events programme includes special event days, craft activities and object handling sessions for families.

The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users; a lift is available. There is an audio (T) loop in reception.

Awards & Recognition

Winner of the GOLD Award Small Visitor Attraction, Visit Devon Awards 2013

Winner of the Bronze Award, Small Visitor Attraction, South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2013/14

Winner of the Bronze Award, Small Visitor Attraction, South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2012/13

Home of Tiverton's Tourist Information Service - Winner of Bronze Award, Information Service of the Year, Visit Devon Awards 2014

Winner of the Bronze Award, Small Visitor Attraction, Visit Devon Awards 2015

Winner of the Bronze Award, Accessibility & Inclusivity. Visit Devon Awards 2015

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The Museum is closed during January.

 

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00